Act Your Age
High school boy who has scratched his desk is lectured by principal on acting his age. Teen girls and boys turn into 5-year-olds, illustrating infantile reactions. The principal delivers a pep talk on growing up. A boy has a "How Old Am I?" chart. The school janitor / custodian lectures on immaturity.
Producer Coronet Instructional FilmsProduction Company Coronet Instructional FilmsSponsor N/AAudio/Visual sound, color
Pictures Jim losing interest in his algebra and initialing the top of his desk. The principal, Mr. Edwards, talks with Jim about the adolescent's problem of growing up and meeting problems intelligently. While Jim repairs the desk, he thinks of situations which made his classmates weep, get angry and otherwise express their juvenile reactions. With Mr. Edwards' help, Jim works out a self-evaluation checklist to judge his personality, age and the manner in which he works out his problems.
director: Gil Altschul; cameraman: Bruce Colling; writers: Hartley Pfeil, Taylor; editor: George Wilbern; Paul Barnes, narrator; educational collaborator: Wendell W. Wright, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education, Indiana University; Paul Barnes:"Mr. Edmunds"; Carl Kroenke:"Mr. Olson"